high–toned

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adjective \ˈhī-ˈtōnd\

Definition of high–toned

  1. 1 :  high in social, moral, or intellectual quality

  2. 2 :  pretentious, pompous

First Known Use of high–toned

1770


HIGH–TONED Defined for English Language Learners

high-toned

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Definition of high–toned for English Language Learners

  • : having a high moral or intellectual tone or quality

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